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Feast day: January 31

 

St. Aed of Ferns ('Aedh-og or Mo-Aedh-og, Maedoc, Aedan, Aidan, or Mogue) was an early bishop of Ferns, in Ireland. He was born at Inisbrefny (an island in Templeport Lake) then in the area known as Magh Slécht, now the parish of Templeport, County Cavan, about 550; he died at Ferns, 31 January 632...


Feast day: August 31

 

Saint AidanBishop of Lindisfarne. Born in Ireland; died 651. Also known as Aeda or Áedán (in old Irish).

 

Saint Aidan is said to have been a disciple of Saint Senan (f.d. March 8) on Scattery Island, but nothing else is known with certainty of his early life before he became a monk of Iona... 


Feast day:  June 17

 

Saint AlbanFirst Martyr of Britain in Verulamium (c. 209)

 

He was a soldier in the Roman army and, according to the venerable Bede, was brought to faith in Christ by a fugitive priest to whom he gave shelter. The saint exchanged clothes with the priest, allowing him to escape and ensuring his own martyrdom. Some writers, including St Bede, place his martyrdom during the reign of Diocletian (286-303)...


Feast day:  May 25

 

Saint AldhelmBishop of Sherborne (6th cent.)


Feast day:  April 19

 

Archbishop of Canterbury (1012)


Feast day:  May 1

 

Bishop of Llanelwy (6th cent.) 


Feast day:  May 26

 

Saint Augustine of Canterbury

Archbishop of Canterbury (605)

 

He is the founder of the Church in southern England, which at that time was almost entirely pagan, though Christianity thrived in the Celtic lands of Ireland, Wales and parts of Scotland. Augustine, a monk at the monastery of St Andrew in Rome, was chosen by Pope Gregory I to lead a mission to England


Feast day:  May 27

 

Saint BedeMonk of Jarrow, biblical scholar (735)

 

St Bede, or the Venerable Bede, as he is often called, was born in 673 A.D. on the land of the monastery of Saints Peter and Paul in Wearmouth. At the age of 7 he was entrusted to the care of Benedict Biscop, the founder of the monastery, and then to Ceolfrith who in 681 was appointed Abbot of the monastery’s new foundation in Jarrow. Bede spent the rest of his life in the monastery. He was ordained deacon at the age of 19 and priest at 30...


Feast day: January 12

Saint Benedict Abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, Abbot of Wearmouth, Abbot of Jarrow.Died: 12th January AD 689 at Wearmouth, Co Durham.

Biscop Baducing was born in Northumbria in AD 628, of a noble English family. When quite a young man, he stood high in the Royal favour and was rewarded for his services to King Oswiu by the gift of a possession in land suitable to his rank...

Feast day:  April  21

 

Abbot of Clynnog (640)

 

Beuno was born in Powys, supposedly at Berriew, the grandson of a prince of that realm. After education and ordination in the monastery of Bangor-on-Dee in north-east Wales, he became an active missionary, Cadfan, King of Gwynedd, being his generous benefactor…


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